The Health department has now added one more vaccine to Niue’s
Gardasil 9 vaccine targets the types of HPV responsible for around 90
percent of cervical and other HPV-related cancers, and 90 percent genital
According to New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, clinical trials show it is highly effective in preventing these types of HPV in young people who have not previously been exposed to them.
There are two doses, the first one was rolled out on Friday
November 22nd at the high school for years 8 and 9, for both girls and
boys. The second dose will be in
six months’ time.